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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez unlikely to be preserved 'for eternity …
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CARACAS — Venezuela's government said on Wednesday it may not be possible to embalm the remains of late leader Hugo Chavez as planned because the process should have been started earlier. Chavez died last week …

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SolarWorld Introduces Glass-Glass Solar Panel, Amid Debt Crisis
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SolarWorld will make an announcement when a debt plan has been approved for the company, SolarWorld announced, saying that they would “inform the public and present its annual group report at a press conference as well as at an analysts' conference” …

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Obama meets with House Republicans, downplays 'immediate' debt crisis
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President Obama met Wednesday with House Republicans in an apparent bid to find consensus on fiscal policy, even as he seemed to antagonize the other side by claiming there's no "immediate crisis in terms of debt." His statement would be sharply at …

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Do We Have a Debt Crisis?
www.powerlineblog.com

Far from seeing a crisis, they propose a budget that adds $7 trillion to the debt, even on unrealistic revenue assumptions that depend on a sudden explosion in GDP. Just a few minutes ago, the Senate Budget Committee voted on two amendments, proposed …

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Religion should not be taught in schools as a 'history of superstition'
www.irishtimes.com

Recently I addressed some classes of graduating religion teachers in a teacher-training college. My theme was what I called the de-absolutisation of Irish society, arising from a continuing breakdown of collective reasoning, which reduces our …

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St. Patrick's Day 2013: How Holiday Lost Its Religion
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When people think of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, they think corned beef and cabbage with green beer to wash it down. The holiday was surprisingly similar when it began with Irish Catholics in the early 17th century, but with a heavier dose of religion.

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Italy, in Search of a Government
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Italy's newly elected Parliament convenes on Friday with no clear governing majority. Only a government with a strong popular mandate can push through the kind of radical changes Italy really needs: sweeping labor market and tax reforms, tough …

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Clashes mark Iraq anti-government protests
www.aljazeera.com

The protests took place on Friday in Ramadi, Samara and Baghdad against what the participants described as government sectarian policies that target Sunni Muslims. Anti-riot police in Baghdad used batons and water hoses in order to prevent worshippers …

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